Three programs in UNC’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences successfully
received national accreditation this spring.
- School Psychology doctoral and internship programs: The American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation conducted separate
reviews of UNC’s doctoral program and the High Plains Psychology Internship Consortium.
The reviews included self-study reports, program responses, and accreditation team
campus visits. In granting accreditation, the commission recognized the quality of
training and compliance with accreditation standards in the doctoral program and the
internship program, whose mission is to prepare and retain psychologists who provide
behavioral health care to children, adolescents, and adults in rural school and clinical
settings. The commission reaffirmed accreditation for the doctoral program through
2028 when the next site visit is scheduled. The internship program is accredited on
contingency until Jan. 1, 2021, when outcomes for two cohorts that will have completed
the program are due to achieve full accreditation status.
- Special Education (Orientation and Mobility): The Orientation and Mobility program is in full compliance with the standards set
forth by the Association of the Education and Rehabilitation of Individuals with Visual
Impairments Accreditation Program; and has earned the distinction “Accredited.” This
accreditation is effective June 1 and will expire May 31, 2024.